It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
College degree? Check.
Professional resume? Double check.
Perfect health? Ah, not so fast.
What does your health have to do with your career? Plenty. Besides having the right skills and qualifications for your profession, you may also want t... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
I lost enough weight for my surgeon to agree to knee replacement surgery. I was very happy until he told me that I could not drive for six weeks. I live in a rural community and drive a fair bit even now that I am retired. My question is, is it... Read more
I've recently had minor surgery, so I can't really do exercise that will exert myself too much for about three weeks. All I can do right now is a little bit of walking. I'm 5'4" and 141 lbs, and my goal is to be 127 by the end of March, so I need to... Read more
Hi! I had a Laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) last week and one of the Doctor's instructions was not to exercise at all for a month (and after that start really slowly). I am trying to loose weight and I am concerned about not being able to workout. To b... Read more
I had a total abdominal hysterectomy last week. They removed a 1.5 lb cyst (which was benign)
I am recovering and was told I cannot do any exercise for 6 weeks. I am really bummed out b/c not only had I been not able to eat much and had a 1.5 lb... Read more
Any other members on SparkPeople that have had weight loss surgery and regained a few pounds? I had the vertical sleeve surgery and have lost 134 pds but I regained 17 pds. I began to use this site to help me lose the required weight before my surger... Read more
Endocrinologists treat patients who are overweight or obese, sometimes because of metabolic and hormonal problems. When someone is obese they have too much body fat. Thyroid, adrenal, ovarian, and pituitary disorders can cause obesity. Endocrinologis... Read more
This month marks the 7th annual Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month. The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis is working diligently to make more people aware of this potentially life-threatening condition.
While many of us are unfamiliar... Read more
Editor's Note: February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI... Read more
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